In Cobra Killer, authors Andrew E. Stoner and Peter A. Conway tell for the first time in full detail the twisted story of a pair of young, aspiring gay adult film producers whose quest for fame at any cost leads to the gruesome murder of the man who stands in their way, gay porn entrepreneur Bryan Kocis.
News of the killing of the forty-four-year-old (stabbed twenty-eight times, his throat slashed to near decapitation) in his suburban home sends shock waves through the bucolic Pennsylvania town. Neighbors were horrified to hear about the murder but equally astonished to learn that Kocis ran a small but thriving online porn operation from his home.
The murder investigation leads police and prosecutors to the far reaches of the country, from Virginia to New York City, to Las Vegas, and ultimately to a nude beach in San Diego, where investigators facilitate an incredible clandestine suspect surveillance. The manhunt nets Harlow Cuadra and his lover Joseph Kerekes, both former military men, turned male models, turned hustlers, turned porn producers, who finally land at the bottom of a deadly conspiracy.
Cobra Killer takes readers into the sometimes alluring, sometimes dangerous and often surprising world of gay porn and the deceit, schemes, and ultimate betrayals lying underneath the fantasy.
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About the Author
Peter A. Conway is an authority on the Kocis murder case and operates the blog "Harlow & Joe on Trial." He lives in Virginia.
In 2015, Andrew E. Stoner and Peter A. Conway, jointly appeared on Oxygen's Snapped: Killer Couples, Season 6, Episode 2: "Harlow Cuadra & Joe Kerekes", to further discuss the Kocis murder case.
Film rights to the book were also sold for an anticipated 2016 independent theatrical release, "King Cobra" from James Franco and Justin Kelly.